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Oral History Interviews

Local author and documentarian Eric Douglas will conduct one-hour oral histories.

West Virginia Archives and History, a section of the West Virginia Division of Culture and History, hosts two days of recorded interviews with audio-documentarian Eric Douglas. Appointments are solicited for 50-minute interviews. Douglas will take a still portrait of each interviewee and will give each a recording of the oral interview upon completion. Persons never interviewed for FestivALL Oral History Projects will be given preference. Selected interview excerpts will be added to Douglas’s ongoing audio-documentary, “Memories of the Valley.” Excerpts of “Memories of the Valley” interviews may be viewed online at http://www.booksbyeric.com/memories-valley

To schedule an interview, contact Susan Scouras, Archives Librarian at (304) 558-0230 ext. 742 or susan.c.scouras@wv.gov

Eric Douglas is a West Virginia author and documentarian. He has a degree in Journalism from Marshall University and a certificate in Documentary Arts from the Center for Documentary Studies at Duke University. He has published a series of adventure novels as well as the West Virginia Voices of War documentary and a book on recording oral histories. 

During FestivALL 2015, he captured dozens of oral histories from Charleston and Kanawha Valley residents. "Memories of the Valley" 

Visit West Virginia Division of Culture & History for more information.

Location: Culture Center, 1900 Kanawha Blvd. E

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